http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Harry_Potter "Point me!"This article is about the main character. You may be looking for other people with the samename or the series in general. Harry James PotterBiographical information 31 July 1980Born Godrics HollowBlood status Half-bloodMarital status Married The Boy Who Lived Also known as The Boy Who Lies 
The Chosen Captain (byDraco Malfoy) The Boy Who Scored (byDraco Malfoy) Undesirable No. 1  Sweetheart (by his mother in 1998) Moral Fiber (by Fred and George Weasley) Plotter (by Daily Prophet) Gregory Goyle The Great Harry Potter (byBarty Crouch Jr. andVoldemort) The Chosen One  The Heir of Slytherin (Incorrectly by several students during the 1992- 1993 Chamber of SecretsOpenings.) The Boy Who Stopped The Dark Lord (by Kreacher) Bartholomew Mashingspoon Barny Weasley Saint Potter (by Draco Malfoy Barry Weasley Vernon Dudley Albert Runcorn Bloody Baron Neville Longbottom Roonil Wazlib Mr. Perkins (by Profe ssor Binns) Scarhead
Potty Arry Potter (by Fleur Delacour and Stan Shunpike) Mr. Potter (by Minerva McGonagall) in most of the books Patronus Potter (by Lucius Malfoy) Parry Hotter (by a drunkHorace Slughorn) Potty Wee Potter (by Peeves) Crackpot (by Peeves) Triwizard Champion Gryffindor Quidditch Captain Seeker LeaderTitle(s) of Dumbledores Army Auror Head of the Auror Office Master of Death S.P.E.W SecretaryPhysical informationSpecies HumanGender MaleHair colour BlackEye colour GreenSkin colour LightFamily information Ignotus Peverell (paternalFamily members ancestor) † James Potter
I (father) † Lily Potter née Evans(mother) † Ginny Weasley (wife) James Potter II (son) Albus Potter (son) Lily Potter (daughter) Mr. Potter (paternal grandfather) † Mrs. Potter (paternal grandmother) † Mr. Evans (maternal grandfather) † Mrs. Evans (maternal grandmother) † Arthur Weasley (father-in- law) Molly Weasley (mother- in-law) Ron Weasley (brother- in-law) Hermione Weasley née Granger (sister- in-law) Rose Weasley (niece) Hugo Weasley (nephew) Fred Weasley (brother- in-law) † George Weasley (brother- in-law) Angelina Weasley née Johnson (sister- in-law) Fred Weasley
II (nephew) Roxanne Weasley (niece) Bill Weasley (brother- in-law) Fleur Weasley née Delacour(sister-in- law) Victoire Weasley (niece) Dominique Weasley (niece) Louis Weasley (nephew) Charlie Weasley (brother- in-law) Percy Weasley (brother- in-law) Audrey Weasley (sister-in- law) Molly Weasley II (niece) Lucy Weasley (niece) Petunia Dursley née Evans(maternal aunt) Vernon Dursley (maternal uncle by marriage) Dudley Dursley (maternal first cousin) Mrs. Dursley (cousin-in- law) Dudleys children (first cousins once removed) Marvolo Gaunt (distant
cousin) † Morfin Gaunt (distant cousin) † Merope Gaunt (distant cousin) † Tom Marvolo Riddle (distant cousin) † Black family (by marriage and possibly by blood)Magical characteristicsBoggart Dementors Holly, eleven inches, phoenix feather Hawthorn, ten inches, unicornWand hair (temporarily) Elder, fifteen inches, Thestral hair (temporarily) Blackthorn wand(temporarily)Patronus StagAffiliation Part-time lecturer onDefence AgainstOccupation the Dark Arts Head of the Auror OfficeHouse Gryffindor Potter family Evans family Dursley family Weasley familyLoyalty Prewett family Peverell family Dumbledores Army Order of the Phoenix
Ministry of Magic Auror office Slug Club Gryffindor Quidditch team Gryffindor Hogwarts S.P.E.W. [Source] "You are protected, in short, by your ability to love! The only protection that can possibly work against the lure of power like Voldemorts! In spite of all the temptation you have endured, all the suffering, you remain pure of heart, just as pure as you were at the age of eleven, when you stared into a mirror that reflected your hearts desire, and it showed you only the way to thwart Lord Voldemort, and not immortality or riches." —Albus Dumbledore and Harry Potter.[src]Harry James Potter (b. 31 July 1980) is a half-blood wizard, the only child and son of JamesPotter and Lily Potter (née Evans), and one of the most famous wizards of modern times. In anattempt to circumvent a prophecy that a boy born at the end of July 1980 would be able to defeathim, Lord Voldemort tried to murder him when he was a toddler, and did murder Harrys parents whenthey tried to protect him. This early attempt to vanquish Harry led to Voldemorts first defeat and the endof the FirstWizarding War. One consequence of Lilys protection is that her orphaned son had to beraised by her only remaining blood relative, in her Muggle sisterPetunia Dursleys family, where hewas not welcomed or nurtured, but would stay alive, at least until he was 17. As the only known survivorof the Killing Curse, Harry was already famous before he arrived at Hogwarts.At the age of eleven, Harry learned from Rubeus Hagrid, the Hogwarts gamekeeper, that he wasa wizard. He began attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and was sortedintoGryffindor house. While at school, Harry became best friends withRon Weasley and HermioneGranger. He became the youngestSeeker in over a century and eventually captain of hishousesQuidditch team, winning two Quidditch Cups as part of the team.He became even betterknown in his early years for protecting thePhilosophers Stone from Voldemort and saving GinnyWeasley from the Chamber of Secrets. In his fourth year, Harry won the TriwizardTournament, although the competition ended in tragedy with the death of Cedric Diggory andthe return of Lord Voldemort. The next school year, Harry reluctantly founded DumbledoresArmy and fought in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, during which he losthisgodfather, who was a father figure to him.Harry played a significant role in many other battles of the Second Wizarding War and hunted downand destroyed VoldemortsHorcruxes with Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley. DuringtheBattle of Hogwarts, he personally witnessed the deaths of Severus Snape and Fred
Weasley, and learned that Remus Lupin,Nymphadora Tonks, Colin Creevey, and many othershad fallen as well. He encountered Voldemort and sacrificed himself, knowing that that was the only wayto destroy the piece of Voldemorts soul that was inside him. In Harrys near-death experience afterVoldemort cursed him in the forest clearing, Albus Dumbledore gave Harry advice and backgroundinformation on Voldemort. Harry chose to live, and after he awoke, he duelled Voldemort one last time,and defeated him.After the war, Harry became an Auror and married his best friend Rons younger sister, GinnyWeasley, with whom he had three children: James Sirius, Albus Severus, and Lily Luna. Harrywas also named the godfather of Teddy Remus Lupin. He had felt the effects of the CruciatusCurse and the Imperius Curse several times. He was also hit by the Killing Curse twice, butsurvived. Harry is also notable for being the only known Master of Death, having united thethreeDeathly Hallows.Contents [show]Biography EditFamily lineage Edit "Now, yer mum an dad were as good a witch an wizard as I ever knew. Head Boy an Head Girl at Hogwarts in their day!" —Rubeus Hagrid talking about Harrys parents[src]The Potters were an old, very wealthy pure-blood family, and Harry inherited much of his wealthfrom his parents. The Potters descended from the Peverell family, an ancient wizarding line,through Ignotus Peverell, who passed an Invisibility cloak on to his descendants. TheGaunts,descendants of Salazar Slytherin, also descend from thePeverells, through Ignotusbrother Cadmus, who passed on theResurrection Stone as a family heirloom in a signet ring,making Harry and Tom Marvolo Riddle very distant relatives. Harry as a baby with his parents. Added by You-Know-Who
It is also probable that Harry was distantly related, on his fathers side, tothe Blacks, Malfoys, Weasleys, and the Longbottoms,and almost all other pure-bloodfamilies, making him distantly related to various other wizards and witches, including BellatrixLestrange,Sirius Black, Nymphadora Tonks, and even his own future wife Ginny Weasley,though the degree of consanguinity is not known.Harrys maternal relatives are the Muggle Evans and Dursley families.Childhood Edit "Maybe he thought he could persuade em... maybe he just wanted em outta the way. All anyone knows is, he turned up in the village where you was all living, on Halloween ten years ago. You was just a year old." —Rubeus Hagrid on Harrys parents deaths[src] Harry as a baby, faces death. Added by FairfieldfencerHarry James Potter was born on 31 July, 1980, to James and Lily Potter, members of thefirst Order of the Phoenix at the height of theFirst Wizarding War. From birth, he lived in hidingwith his parents after Lord Voldemort marked them for death. They lived in the village of GodricsHollow in a home put under the Fidelius Charm to keep them hidden. As part of the charm, they hadplanned to make their Secret-Keeper Sirius Black, but acting on his advice, they changed thisdesignation to Peter Pettigrew, as they thought he would be less suspicious. In a terrible turn of fate, ithappened that Pettigrew was a spy for Voldemort. He betrayed James and Lily Potter, faked his owndeath, and framed Sirius Black for everything.
Lily shields her baby fromVoldemort. Added by Pol 871At an unknown time, James and Lily held a Christening for Harry. It was quiet and quick, and onlyJames, Lily, Harry, and godfather Sirius were there. It is also known that for Harrys birthday Sirius boughtHarry a toy Broomstick. The Potters are also known to have owned a cat but it is not known whathappened to the cat after Lord Voldemorts attack.On the evening of 31 October, 1981, Lord Voldemort arrived atGodrics Hollow and ended thelives of Harrys parents; he started with James, who tried to stand up to him; unfortunately he did nothave his wand with him and was killed immediately. Voldemort then advanced on Lily Potter, who diedprotecting Harry. Her sacrificeprevented the Killing Curse from working. Her love for Harry became abarrier protecting her son; when Voldemort attempted the curse on the child, it backfired, and instead ofkilling Harry, Voldemort lost all his powers and his physical form was obliterated, but was saved fromdeath by his multiple Horcruxes. Harry became the only person known to have survived the KillingCurse. The failed curse left alightning bolt-shape scar on his forehead. The scar would be a baneand a blessing to Harry in the years to come, as it opened atelepathic link between LordVoldemort and himself. He became famous even at the age of one for defeating Lord Voldemort. "To Harry Potter — The Boy Who Lived." —Wizarding world toasting Harry Potter after Lord Voldemorts first downfall.[src] The Potter family home under attack.
Added by Patr0nusThe house at Godrics Hollow was destroyed in the fight, and Rubeus Hagrid rescued Harry fromthe ruined house. Hagrid was given specific orders to take him to his Aunt Petunia and UncleVernon, but Hagrid was intercepted by Sirius Black, who pleaded for Hagrid to give the baby to him.Hagrid refused, saying that he was under orders from Dumbledore to get Harry to Privet Drive asquickly as possible. Sirius, though reluctant, relented and gave Hagrid his flying motorcycle to take Harryto Privet Drive. Dumbledore left a letter explaining everything to the Dursleys, but they never relayed itto Harry. Instead, Harry spent the next decade of his life in their strict and miserable home.Life at Privet Drive Edit "Im not having one in the house, Petunia! Didnt we swear when we took him in wed stamp out that dangerous nonsense?" —Vernon refusing to accept that Harrys a wizard[src] Baby Harry left on the doorstep. Added by StarstuffLiving with the Dursleys, Harry thought, was the worst thing in the world. As they werea Muggle family, they had no understanding ofmagic, and even though his aunt and uncle knew abouthis lineage, they wanted nothing to do with it. The Dursleys considered themselves a "proper" family andhated anything out of the ordinary. They lied to Harry about his parents, claiming they had died in a carwreck and that James was an unemployed drunk. They resented Harry for his magical talents, whichwere sporadic, but evident. They would not even let Harry say the word "magic." They discouraged anysort of imagination insisting upon "stamping that rubbish out" and screamed at or punished Harrywhenever something "unusual" occurred. In his youth, Harry could make strange things happen withoutunderstanding why (as no one had bothered to tell him that he was a wizard). For instance, after hisaunt Petunia sheared off all his messy hair in fury that it would not lay flat, it grew back to its untouchedstate by the next morning. Harry was punished, even though he had not done anything on purpose.Another time, Dedalus Diggle bowed to him in a shop, and his Aunt Petunia ferociously interrogatedHarry as to how he knew the man before leaving the shop very quickly.
Harrys bedroom beneath the staircase. Added by MargiechocoholicThe Dursleys spoiled and pampered their son Dudley and paid almost no attention to Harry. All hisclothes were ill-fitting hand-me-downs from Dudley, far too large for Harry. He was forced to sleep inthe cupboard under the stairs, while his cousin got two bedrooms to himself. They ordered Harryaround like a slave. In time, Dudley became a terrible bully of Harry. The Dursleys took Dudley and afriend to spectacular places every year for his birthday, but they never threw Harry a party and gave himhorrible presents like a pair of Uncle Vernons old socks. Dursleys home. First, HarrysThere were two benefits to Harrys virtual imprisonment at theneighbour, Arabella Figg, was a Squib working undercover for the Order of the Phoenix to keeptabs on Harrys well-being; however, to maintain favour with the Dursleys, she was forced to mistreat himwhenever they sent him to her. And second, by returning to live with his mothers only living bloodrelative, the protection that Lily gave Harry would live on. While Harry could call that place home, therehe could not be harmed. However, this charm would be broken when Harry turned 17 years old, or whenhe no longer called 4 Privet Drive his home. Harry playing with his toy soldiers inthe Cupboard under the stairs. Added by Firefox1095On Dudleys eleventh birthday, the Dursleys went to Zoo with Dudleys best friend Piers Polkiss.Unfortunately for the Dursleys they had to take Harry with them, as Yvonne, Petunias best friend, was
on holiday at Majorca, and Mrs. Figgbroke her leg. At the Zoo, Harry accidentally made the glass intoa boa enclosure disappear.Muggle primary school Edit "At school, Harry had no one. Everybody knew that Dudleys gang hated that odd Harry Potter in his baggy old clothes and broken glasses, and nobody liked to disagree with Dudleys gang." —The reason Harry had no friends at school[src]Harry attended a normal Muggle school along with Dudley. He did not have any friends, since all thestudents were afraid of Dudleys gang. It is told that he was good at sports, even though he was thelast picked for a team; this was more because no one wanted to admit to Dudley that they liked him,rather than because he was no good. Harry got decent, if not good, grades at school. Harry onceaccidentally turned his teachers wig blue, and once somehow found himself on the school kitchenroof, when escaping from Dudleys gang.If Harry had not gone to Hogwarts, he would have attended Stonewall High, a Muggle state school.Harrys discovery of being a wizard Edit "Yer a wizard, Harry, and a thumpin good one Id wager, once yer trained up a bit, o course." —Rubeus Hagrid upon meeting Harry for the first time[src] Harry finally receives his Hogwarts acceptanceletter. Added by Patr0nusHarry had no birthday celebrations until the day he turned eleven, which was the same day that he identity . The week of Harrys birthday, hundreds of lettersdiscovered the exceptional reality about hisbegan arriving at the Dursleys home, addressed to him from a place called Hogwarts School ofWitchcraft and Wizardry. When the Dursleys saw the first letter was addressed as "cupboard underthe stairs," they panicked at the thought of Harrys ill treatment being observed and transferred himto Dudleys second bedroom, which soon appeared on letters as the "smallest bedroom." WhenHarrys Uncle Vernon first read the letter, he turned a pale, porridge grey out of fear that wizards weretrying to contact Harry. Because of this, Vernon Dursley tried to destroy the letters in a futile attempt tokeep Harry from his destiny. As the letters kept coming in increasingly larger quantities, the Dursleys sawno alternative but to flee from them. The owls carrying the letters followed them wherever they went. In a
final desperate move, the Dursleysrelocated themselves to a shack on a rocky island in the edge ofthe sea. Hagrids birthday cake to Harry. Added by StarstuffAt midnight on Harrys birthday, Rubeus Hagrid appeared in person to find out why Harry had notreceived his letter. He was infuriated by the Dursleys and explained to Harry, in spite ofVernonsobstinate protests, that he was a wizard, how his parents died, and that he was to be sent to HogwartsSchool of Witchcraft and Wizardry. "Thats why youre famous, Harry. Thats why everyone knows your name. Youre the boy who lived." —Hagrid on why Harry is famous.[src]This would be Harrys first birthday celebration, and Hagrid gave him a small home made birthday cakeand an owl, whom Harry named Hedwig. Hagrid took Harry to the Leaky Cauldron, where helearned that he was famous. He met Quirinus Quirrell, his soon-to-be Defence Against the DarkArts teacher at Hogwarts, the Inn-keeper, Tom, a witch named Doris Crockford, and DedalusDiggle, the man who had bowed to Harry several years earlier. Hagrid then took Harry to DiagonAlley, where he learned more about his fame in the Wizarding world and that his parents had left hima small fortune in a vault at Gringotts. Harry makes a connection with his wand. Added by You-Know-Who "I remember every wand Ive every sold, Mr. Potter. It so happens thatthe phoenix whose tail feather resides in your wand gave another feather. Just one other. It is curious that you should be destined for this wand...when its brother gave you that scar." —Garrick Ollivander explaining to Harry about his unique wand.[src]
Harry bought his first wand from the wandmaker Garrick Ollivander that day. His wand was eleveninches long and made of holly. The phoenix feather at the core came from Dumbledoresphoenix Fawkes. It was crafted by Garrick Ollivander, who had also created a twin wand. This wandhad been made from yew, and contained the only other feather supplied by Fawkes . This twinwand had long ago chosen Tom Marvolo Riddle as its wielder. Riddle, under the alias of LordVoldemort, ended up using this wand to attack Harry and his parents . The two wands , sharing thesame phoenix origin, had a unique connection which would prevent them fromsuccessfully duelling against each other.Education at Hogwarts EditFirst year Edit Harry shows off his scar to Ron on the train. Added by You-Know-Who Dumbledore: "Harry, do you know why Professor Quirrell couldnt bear to have you touch him? It was because of your mother. She sacrificed herself for you. And that kind of act leaves a mark... This kind of mark cannot be seen. It lives in your very skin." Harry: "What is it?" Dumbledore: "Love, Harry. Love." — Albus Dumbledore to Harry[src] Harrys scar hurts during the sorting ceremony when he makes eye contactwithSeverus Snape. Added by Rangerkid51Harry Potter was further guided by destiny when he met his lifelong best friends RonWeasley and Hermione Granger while riding the Hogwarts Express. The Sorting Hat took awhile to decide where to place Harry. It considered putting Harry into Slytherin, but changed its mind at
Harrys insistence, as he had heard about the Dark Wizards who had been in the house. All three wereSorted into Gryffindor House on their first evening at school. While Harry immediately took to Ron, hedid not immediately befriend Hermione, though he was nicer to her than Ron was. On Halloween,aMountain Troll was let into the school. The students were sent back to theirCommon Rooms, butHarry realised that Hermione did not know about the Troll, since she was in the bathroom crying as Ronhad made fun of her earlier in the day. Harry and Ron went to the girls bathroom and found the trollbearing down on Hermione. After Harry stuck his wand up its nose, Ron was able to knock the troll outwith its own club. Hermione lied to the professors when they came to investigate to keep Harry and Ronout of trouble. From that point on, the three were best friends. Harry with his magical companion Hedwig. Added by Andrew120 Professor McGonagall: "Potter, this is Oliver Wood. Wood — Ive found you a Seeker." Wood: "Are you serious, Professor?" Professor McGonagall: "Absolutely. The boys a natural. Ive never seen anything like it." — Professor McGonagall and Oliver Wood after seeing Harry fly[src] Harry caught theRemembrall of Neville Longbottom. Added by Shiruzuka2997Harry discovered at his firstbroomstick flying lesson that he was a natural flyer. When DracoMalfoy took Neville LongbottomsRemembrall, Harry retrieved it using his broom to fly up andcatch it. He was so good that he was able to join the Gryffindor Quidditch team, becoming the
youngest Seeker in a century, since first year students normally were not allowed to have theirown broomsticks. Before Harrys first Quidditch match, he received the new Nimbus 2000, a top ofthe line racing broom, from Professor McGonagall. During that Quidditch match,Harrys broom was jinxed, and he had no control. Harry playing Quidditch. Added by H.P.SnitchRon and Hermione saw Professor Severus Snape staring at Harry and mumbling anincantation. Hermione went to Snapes row and under his seat and cast LacarnumInflamarae causing the end of his robes to catch on fire. As soon as Snape stopped making eye contactwith Harry, he regained control of his broom and zoomed toward the ground. On his way, he caughtthe snitch in his mouth, almost swallowing it, ending the match and leavingGryffindor victorious. It waslater revealed that Professor Quirrell was the one jinxing Harrys broom, and Snape was trying to performa counter-jinx, much to Harry, Ron, and Hermiones surprise. Meanwhile, Lord Voldemort, longpresumed dead, was secretly mounting a return using the new Professor ofDefence Against theDark Arts, Quirinus Quirrell, as a host body, he was able to search for the Philosophers Stone,which he believed would restore him to his body and grant him everlasting life. Voldemort was thwartedby Harry, with the help of Ron and Hermione. Harry, Ron and Hermione suffered a series ofexhausting and difficult challenges down in the Philosophers Stone chambers in an attempt to stopthePhilosophers Stone being stolen. Quirell andVoldemort in confrontation Added by El Profeta VespertinoThroughout the challenges the group was picked off and in the final task Harry was left on his own whenHermione was unable to pass through, this left Harry to face Voldemort alone. Harry and Quirrell (whohad been harbouring Voldemort with him all year) fought one another and Harry killed Quirrell with thepower of love than ran through him.
The Writing on the Wall. Added by DumbledorefanSecond year Edit Ron: "Youre aParselmouth! Why didnt you tell us? ... Now the whole school is gonna think youre his great-great-great-grandson or something." Harry: "But Im not! I cant be." Hermione: "He lived a thousand years ago. For all we know, you could be." — Harry finds out hes a Parselmouth[src] Harry in his second year, during the first meeting of GilderoyLockharts Duelling Club. Added by Rangerkid51Harrys second year started out badly, and gradually got worse. Throughout the preceding summer, Harryhad not been in contact with any of his friends, had heard no news from the wizarding world, and hadbeen mistreated by his family, as usual. The evening of his twelfth birthday, Harry learned that the reasonhis friends had not been in contact with him was that a house-elf named Dobby had been stoppingletters from coming to Harry. When Harry questioned Dobby as to why, Dobby told him that Harry Pottermust not return to Hogwarts. Harry refused, saying the wizarding world was where he belonged, andDobby set out to cause him trouble. During a business meeting betweenVernon and Mr. Mason, whobrought his wife with him, Dobby used his powers to ruin the party, and then shortly afterwardsdisappeared, framing Harry for the chaos. Dobbys act of magic caused Harry to receive a warning fromthe Ministry of Magic and to be imprisoned in his room by the Dursleys. Despite their efforts, Harrywas rescued by Ron and his brothers, Fred and George. Harry had packed his bags and loaded theWeasleys flying car. Harry and the brothers arrived at the Burrow in the early hours of the morning,
hoping not to be noticed. However, they were, and Mrs. Weasley was furious. Harry with Fawkes. Added by DumbledorefanDobbys first attempt at stopping Harry from returning had failed, so he continued trying. When Harry andthe Weasleys arrived at Kings Cross Station, Dobby sealed the entrance to Platform Nine andThree-Quarters early and stopped Harry and Ron from passing through the wall to get on theHogwarts Express. However, this did not stop Harry from returning to Hogwarts, he and Ron used theWeasleys Flying Ford Anglia to follow the train to Hogwarts. They arrived later than they had hoped,but all in one piece; until Ron accidentally drove the flying car into the Whomping Willow and broke hiswand.However, Harrys year at Hogwarts was not going to get any better. Throughout the year, the newDefence Against the Dark Arts teacher, Gilderoy Lockhart, humiliated Harry repeatedly by draggingHarry into the spotlight against Harrys will. During a duelling class led by Lockhart, Harry revealedhimself to his fellow students and members of staff to be a Parselmouth, an uncommon skill that isnormally associated with dark wizards. This brought on a great deal of trouble for Harry, sincethe Chamber of Secrets had been re-opened, and it was the "Heir of Slytherin" who was deemedresponsible. Once the chamber had been unsealed, there were various attacks on Muggle-bornpupils,including Harrys best friend Hermione Granger. These attacks were believed to have been carried out by Draco Malfoy was responsible. Inthe heir, who many believed to be Harry, but Harry believed thatorder to prove their hypothesis, Hermione cooked up a Polyjuice Potion that Harry and Ron used tochange to look like Crabbe and Goyle, so they could try to get information from Malfoy. They learned thatMalfoy was not the heir and that he had no idea who the attacker was. Hermione, however, did not jointhe boys in this adventure as she had accidentally used a cat hair in her potion, causing her to spendweeks in the hospital wing. Prior to Valentines Day, Harry discovered a diary, and while writing in it,Harry learned that the Chamber had been opened fifty years ago and that Hagrid had been accused ofthe crime.By this time, Hermione had a different theory. She believed that the monster responsible for these attackswas abasilisk and conducted research into her theory. The morning Hermione was attacked, sheand Penelope Clearwater had been using a mirror to look around corners for any attacking predator.Hermione had done enough research to figure that the Basilisk had been moving around the school usingthe pipe system and scribbled her theory down on a scrap piece of paper torn out of a book. She wasattacked the same day, and her paralysed body was taken to the schools hospital wing.
Still believing that if Hagrid were not responsible, he could at least point them in the right direction, Harryand Ron visited him after the attack on Hermione. From under the Cloak of Invisibility, they witnessedhis arrest by Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge and the suspension of Dumbledore. As Hagridwas being led away, he gave the pair a new clue. He told them to follow the spiders. Harry and Ronheeded this advice, even though Ron was deathly afraid of spiders. They met Aragog who told them thatHagrid was not responsible for opening the Chamber the first time and that the girl who died was killed ina bathroom, leading Harry to theorise that Moaning Myrtle was the victim. A few days later, Harry andRon discovered the scrap of paper in Hermiones hand. Harry and Ron wondered how a big Basiliskwould go around the school undetected, and then they saw the word "pipes."Harry (and later Ron) would soon learn that the person responsible for opening the Chamber was in factRons younger sister Ginny Weasley, under the control of a memory of Lord Voldemort by writinginto his diary, forcing her to torment and vandalise the school. They also learned that she was being keptdown in the Chamber and were told that her "skeleton would lie in the Chamber forever." Determined torescue Ginny and hopefully catch the Heir and destroy the Basilisk, Harry, accompanied by Ron andLockhart, was able to locate and open the Chamber using his Parseltongue abilities. Once they got downinto the Chamber, it was not long before the cowardly Lockhart attempted to erase Harry and Ronsmemories using Rons broken wand; however, his spell backfired, and he erased his own memory.The Chamber roof caved in, separating Harry from Ron and Lockhart.Separated from Ron and a now deluded Lockhart, Harry ventured on alone. Harry soon found Ginnysunconscious body lying on the floor of the Chamber. As he hoped she was not dead, he was greeted byTom Riddle, who had come to a simulation of life from the memories stored in the diary. Revealing hishistory and true nature, Riddle set the basilisk upon him. Harry defeated the Basilisk with the helpof Fawkes, Dumbledores phoenix, and Godric Gryffindors Sword. However, Harry was bitten bythe Basilisk. Fawkes flew over to Harry and wept upon his wound. As Phoenix tears have healing powers,Harry survived. Harry then stabbed the diary with the Basilisk fang to rid himself of Riddle, not knowingthat he had just destroyed one of Voldemorts Horcruxes. Once the emergency was over, Fawkes flewHarry, Ginny, Ron, and Lockhart to safety. Harry spoke with Dumbledore on the events that took place,and explained to him that Ginny was not to blame and that Lockhart was a fraud. Harry and Ron bothreceived Awards for Special Services to the School and two-hundred points a piece for Gryffindor House. Harry examines the Sword of Gryffindor. Added by Rangerkid51After interpreting Dobbys strange actions in Dumbledores office, Harry realised Lucius Malfoy was theultimate culprit for opening the Chamber. Before term started, he had planted Tom Riddles diary in
Ginnys cauldron in the hope of indirectly opening the Chamber of Secrets. At this time, he did not knowthe diary was one of Lord Voldemorts Horcruxes. Afterwards, Harry was able to trick Lucius into freeinghis mistreated house-elf, Dobby, who had been attempting to protect Harry all year, by giving him oneof his socks. Malfoy was subsequently sacked as a school governor.Third year Edit Harry, Ron and Hermione in theShrieking Shack. Added by Will k "He was their friend...and he betrayed them. HE WAS THEIR FRIEND! I hope he finds me, because when he does, Im going to be ready! When does, IM GOING TO KILL HIM!" —Harry, still believing Sirius Black to be the man who betrayed his parents, learns that Black is also his godfather.[src]In the summer of 1993, SiriusBlack—who had been wrongly imprisoned twelve years earlier forallegedly betraying James and Lily Potter to Voldemort and killing twelve Muggles—escaped from Azkaban. This created a tense climate in the wizarding world, and many believedthat killing Harry was the object of Blacks escape. As such, he was treated leniently when, late in thesummer, he inadvertently inflated his "Aunt"Marge, possibly with an Engorgement Charm. Thatevening he ran away from the Dursleys, and after an enlightening journey aboard the Knight Bus, hearrived at the Leaky Cauldron, whereMinister for Magic Cornelius Fudge was awaiting him.After spending two happy weeks at the Leaky Cauldron, Harry met up with hisfriends Ron and Hermione along with the entire Weasley family, who had just returned from aholiday in Egypt. That night, Harry overheard Mr. and Mrs. Weasley arguing and learned of theMinistrys fears that Harry was the target of Sirius Black.Prior to their departure aboard the Hogwarts Express, Mr. Weasley pulled Harry aside and in nouncertain terms told Harry not to go looking for Black. Finding only one open compartment, Harry and his Remus Lupin. The train suddenly stopped well before itfriends shared their ride with a new professor,should have and was searched byDementors looking for Black. Harry reacted poorly to the appearanceof the dementors, passing out, and beginning a pattern that would last most of the year. The followingday, Harry and his classmates began their new classes. Among the first wasCare of MagicalCreatures in which, Hagrid, the new professor, taught them about hippogriffs. Unfortunately, DracoMalfoy had not been listening when Hagrid lectured and was injured by the hippogriff, Buckbeak. InHarrys other new class, Divination, the professor, Sybill Trelawney made a habit of predicting
Harrys demise. On the other hand, Professor Lupin soon proved to be an excellent teacher in DefenceAgainst the Dark Arts, where he taught the students how to combat various dark creatures. Harry approaches theBuckbeak the hippogriff. Added by Rangerkid51At Halloween, the third year students went on their first visit to Hogsmeadevillage. Harry was notallowed to go, as he had not had his permission form signed. In light of Harrys difficulties, Ron andHermione, who had been fighting over Hermiones new cat, Crookshanks, put aside their differences.While his friends were enjoying themselves in Hogsmeade, Harry visited with Professor Lupin. A fewweeks later, Harry played in the first Quidditch match of the year versus Hufflepuff. In the pouring rainand storms, the teams played until theDementors invaded the field. In their presence, Harry tumbled offhis broom fifty feet to the ground. His Nimbus 2000 was destroyed in the process. Knowingthat Gryffindor would not win the Quidditch Cup, if he continued to collapse in the presence of thedementors, Harry asked Lupin to help teach him how to combat them.Hogsmeade in Christmas. Added by ADR1Just before Christmas, the school had another Hogsmeade visit. This time Harry sneaked out of thecastle using the Marauders Map, which the Weasley twins presented to him in his time of need.During his illicit visit to Hogsmeade, Harry overheard a conversation between Minister forMagicCornelius Fudge and several of the Hogwarts teachers. Fudge told them that Black hadbetrayed the Potters and that he was still Harrys godfather. This revelation caused Harry great distress.To relieve Harry of some of his troubles the trio went to visit Hagrid, where they learned that Buckbeakwas to be put on trial, and they promised to help his defence. Soon after, on Christmas day, Harryreceived a Firebolt from an anonymous benefactor. Believing it to be from Sirius Black, Hermionereported it to Professor McGonagall, causing Harry and Ron to stop talking to her.
Harrys first lesson. Added by Jack "BtR" SaxonFollowing the break, Lupin began his lessons with Harry. While Harry made progress, he regretted hisinability to create a true Patronus many lessons in. Soon after, Harry was given his Firebolt back byProfessor McGonagall, and Harry decided it was high time to patch things up with Hermione. However,that same evening, Rons rat, Scabbers, disappeared, and Crookshanks was blamed. The boys did notreconcile with her until after the next Hogsmeade visit, when Harry was almost caught. After receiving astern talking to for sneaking out of the school, Harry and Ron emerged from Professor Lupins office tofind Hermione standing there looking distraught. She told them thatLucius Malfoy had used hisinfluence and Buckbeak had been convicted and sentenced to execution.The Quidditch final was soon upon them, and Harry played in the dirtiest game of his career. He managedto catch the Golden Snitch after Gryffindor was sufficiently ahead, and Gryffindor won the QuidditchCup. They could not celebrate for long as finals were right around the corner. Harry did well enough in thetests, and following his last final in Divination, Professor Trelawney went into a trance and predicted thatthe servant would return to Lord Voldemort and help him return to power. The same day, Buckbeaksappeal had taken place in the castle, where the hippogriff was, again, sentenced to death. Against theadvice of Hagrid, the trio went down to his cabin to comfort him. While there, Scabbers resurfaced. Whenhe discovered that the Ministry officials were on their way, Hagrid rushed Harry, Ron, and Hermione outthe back. While they made their way back to the castle, the sound of a swishing blade rent the air, andBuckbeak was apparently executed. Harry and Hermione use theTime-Turner. Added by Rangerkid51Immediately afterwards, Scabbers bit Ron and attempted to escape, causing Ron to chase the rat into theshadow of the Whomping Willow. Once there, he was attacked by a large black dog who dragged Ronand Scabbers into a tunnel under the Willow. Harry and Hermione followed them into the tunnel, whichled them to the Shrieking Shack. There, they followed the sound of Ron and discovered him in an
upstairs bedroom, where they were ambushed bySirius Black, who was a Animagus that turned intoa dog. They were saved byProfessor Lupin, but then the situation turned on its head when heembraced Black like a brother, and they began talking about the long dead Peter Pettigrew. Whenasked to explain, they revealed that Lupin, Black, and Pettigrew went to Hogwarts with Harrysfather, James, that they had all become amimagi to help Lupin with his Lycanthropy, and that in factPeter Pettigrew betrayed the Potters. This was proven when Black and Lupin forced Scabbers to becomePettigrew. After questioning he confessed, but Harry prevented Black and Lupin from killing him. Harry casting The Patronus Charm. Added by Big S94Determined to turn Pettigrew over, the whole group set off for the castle. Along the way, the moon cameout from behind the clouds, and Lupin transformed into a werewolf, since he had not drunkhisWolfsbane Potion. Seeing the danger, Black used his Animagus powers to protect Harry and hisfriends, but was badly injured. When Harry and Hermione went to look for him, hundredsofDementors fell upon them, trying to perform the Dementors Kissboth on Sirius and him. Siriusquickly passed out, as Harry tried casting Expecto Patronum(using the thought that he would leave theDursleys and move with Sirius to try and conjure it) and tried to make Hermione think of something happyand cast it as well, but neither could do it. The Dementors were quickly descending on, and as Harryfinally conjured a fog Patronus, Hermione passed out leaving Harry to fight the Dementors alone. Aftertrying to hold them off, Harry was quickly overwhelmed. The dementors descended on him, Sirius, andHermione. Then one Dementor grabbed Harry by the throat and attempted to perform the kiss on him.Harry then heard his mother screaming in his ears, thinking that she would be the last thing he ever heardwhen a mysterious figure on the other side of the lake cast a powerful Patronus sending away all of theDementors saving Harry, Sirius, and Hermione. Harry then began to think the mysterious strangerwas his father when he passed out. Later Harry and Hermione awoke to find themselves in the infirmaryand that Sirius was about to be subjected to the Dementors Kiss. They pleaded with Dumbledore whoinstructed them that nothing could be done without more time. With this clue, Hermione grabbed Harryand used her Time-Turner to send them back in time. Once there, they hid out until the time was right
to rescue Buckbeak, who they saved just prior to his execution. Afterwards, they waited for theappropriate moment to save Sirius. While they sat in the woods, Harry tried to tell Hermione that hethought that his father might have saved them. When she reminded him that his father was dead, Harrydropped the subject. They ran for safety to Hagrids hut when the werewolf Lupin was on the loose, andHarry, desperate to see who saved him, left to observe the situation. Harry arrived at the lake watchingthe dementors attack his past self as he watched, until in a flash of clarity, Harry realised that he castthe Patronus Charm that saved his life and stepping forward, Harry cast the Patronus and produced afully fledged stag Patronus that drove all of the dementors back saving his past self, Hermione, andSirius. Once reunited with Hermione the pair rode Buckbeak to Siriuss window and rescued him.Harry returned to the Dursleys feeling as if he had accomplished nothing, but his trip and future atHogwarts was brightened when he received a letter from Sirius. Inside there was permission for him to goto Hogsmeade, and Harry was delighted to have a godfather. Sirius also told him that it was indeed himthat gave him the FireboltFourth year Edit "You have shown bravery beyond anything I could have expected of you." —Dumbledore to Harry at the end of his fourth year[src]In 1994, Harry, the Weasley family (except Mrs. Weasley), and Hermione attendedthe Quidditch World Cup. AtStoatshead Hill, Cedric Diggory and his father, Amos, joined them.Once at the camp grounds, they met Ludo Bagman, Barty Crouch Sr. and his house-elf Winky,and many other Hogwarts students and their families, including Seamus Finnigan, DeanThomas, Oliver Wood, and Draco Malfoy. They were able to see the match between the Irish andBulgarian national teams up close, because Harry, the Weasleys, and Hermione had seats in the top box,thanks to a favour Mr. Weasley had done for Ludo Bagman.The night after the match, while the Irish teams supporters were still celebrating, a group of black-cloaked, hooded figures held terrifying celebrations of their own by suspending the Muggle camp sitemanager and his family in air like twisted marionettes. On Mr. Weasleys orders, Harry fled into the woodsnear the camp site, along with Ron, Hermione, Fred, George, and Ginny. The group was separated in thewoods, and in the chaos, Harry believed he had lost his wand. The trio ran into Draco Malfoy, and heall but told them that his father was among the cloaked wizards. Later, Harry learned that Barty CrouchJr. had stolen his wand from his pocket. While in a clearing in the woods, Harry, Ron, and Hermioneheard someone shout the incantation Morsmordre, casting the Dark Mark - a green skull with a snakeprotruding from its mouth like a tongue - into the sky. Although Harry did not immediately recognise itssignificance, he soon learned that the Dark Mark had evil implications. Then, Barty Crouch Sr., AmosDiggory, and other Ministry of Magic employees apparated into the clearing and began to question Harry,Ron, and Hermione about the Dark Mark. After Harry mentioned he had heard another voice conjure the
Dark Mark, the Ministry employees searched the area and found the house-elf Winky unconscious in thebushes. Since Harrys wand was found in Winkys hand, Mr. Crouch fired her for shaming his family anddisobeying his orders. Students putting their names in The Goblet of Fire. Added by Vengerer Harry with Rita Skeeter, discussing the Triwizard Tournament. Added by OreadAt the Hogwarts start of term feast,Professor Dumbledore announced thatHogwarts would hostthe Triwizard Tournament, a recently-revived inter-school competition in which theBeauxbatonsAcademy of Magic and the Durmstrang Institute would also participate. New rules stated that onlystudents seventeen and older could compete. Also, during the start of term feast, DumbledoreintroducedAlastor Moody, an ex-Auror, as the newly appointed Defence Against the DarkArts teacher. This news was greeted with a mixture of responses, as Moody was known to be agreat Auror, a little crazy, and to have a magical eye, earning him the nickname "Mad-Eye Moody."Around Halloween the students from Beauxbatons Academy of Magic and DurmstrangInstitute arrived at the school, and Viktor Krum,Fleur Delacour, and Cedric Diggory were allchosen to represent their respective schools in this tournament. However, Harry was mysteriously chosenas a fourth competitor, even though he was under-age and never entered his name into the Goblet ofFire during the selection process. Many people did not believe Harrys story, including Ron believing thisto be nothing but another attempt to gain fame. This caused extreme tension between the twofriends. Hermione, on the other hand, "accepted his story without question," and assisted Harry inpreparing for the Tournament by teaching him useful spells, such as the Summoning Charm, whichHarry used in the first task of the Tournament. The champions faced three dangerous challenges on theirway to the Triwizard Cup. A few days after his name came out of the Goblet, Harry attended the WandWeighing ceremony. There he was cornered by the notorious Daily Prophet reporter RitaSkeeter who asked him many leading questions and wrote an inflammatory article about him.
Harry trying to escape the Hungarian Horntail in the FirstTask of the Triwizard Tournament. Added by Big S94In the first task, each champion needed to get past a dragon to collect a golden egg. Harry received helpfrom Hagrid who showed the dragons to Harry. Realising that every champion but Cedrichad found outabout the dragons, Harry told Cedric about the first task, trying to level the playing field. The newlyappointed Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher, Alastor Moody, witnessed Harry telling Cedric, butdid not report him. Instead he advised Harry to play to his strengths, hinting that he should use his flyingability to get the golden egg. Four different dragons were chosen for each of the champions toface. Fleur ended up with the CommonWelsh Green, Cedric with the Swedish Short-Snout, Viktor Krum with theChinese Fireball, and Harry faced the Hungarian Horntail. Harryused a Summoning Charm to bring him his Firebolt and dodged the Hungarian Horntail to get the goldenegg. Harry and Viktor Krum tied for first at the end of the task. After seeing how dangerous the taskwas, Ron, as well as the other students, made amends with Harry, with Ron telling him "I reckonsomeone is trying to do you in." He managed to escape the first task with only an injured arm (depicted inthe film)- Harry is shown for what seems to be the space of one day sporting a sling. Harry wears a sling to support his injured arm after the first task. Added by 777erialc777 Harry with Ron with Parvati and Padma Patil, atthe Yule Ball. Added by Oread
Between the first and second tasks, the Yule Ball, a Triwizard Tournament tradition took place atChristmas. Ron, dismayed to discover that Viktor Krumhad asked Hermione, called her out for"consorting with the enemy" though he and Hermione acted as if they had not fought the following day.Harry asked his long-time crush Cho Chang to attend the Yule Ball with him but was disappointed tolearn that she had already accepted the invitation of Cedric Diggory. Harry and Ron ended upattending with Parvati and Padma Patil, respectively. They both ended up neglecting their dates, asHarry watched Chowith Cedric, and Ron was overcome with jealousy for Viktor Krum, who dancedwith Hermione. After the Yule Ball, Rita Skeeter struck again. She hadoverheard Hagrid telling Madame Maxime about his family. She then wrote an article exposingHagrid as a Half-giant, and he was so ashamed that he stopped teaching. Only after Harry, Ron, andHermione proved that they still liked him, did he return to work.To prepare for the second task, Harry had to open the egg he won from the dragon, but every time he did,it screeched. His rescue from that particular problem came when Cedric paid him back with theinformation that he would figure it out if he "takes a bath" with the egg. Harry followed this advice; while inthe bathroom, he had an uncomfortable exchange with Moaning Myrtle, and on the way back to theCommon Room, he ran into Professors Snape and Moody. The latter informed Harry of BartyCrouch Srs obsession with catching Dark Wizards. Harry did learn that the second task was goinginto the Black Lake to rescue "the thing they would miss most" from the Merpeople. Harrys newproblem was that he had no idea of how to survive underwater for an hour. He got his answer in the formofgillyweed from Dobby, who had come to work at Hogwarts. For this task, Harry had to save his bestfriend Ron. When Harry reached Ron, he was shocked to find Hermione, Cho, and GabrielleDelacour, Fleurs sister, there as well. After Cedric and Viktor rescued Cho and Hermione, respectively,Harry hung around, and, concerned for Gabrielle, he saved her as well as Ron, landing him outside thehour allotted, but earning him points for "moral fibre." After the second task was finished, Harry andCedric were tied for first.A month before the final task, the Champions were shown the beginnings of the challenge. They weretold the third and final task was going into a maze filled with obstacles to find the Triwizard Cup. On theway back to the castleKrum took Harry aside to ask him something. Thinking that this was somethingimportant, Harry went with him. Krum then asked Harry about his relationship with Hermione, in whomKrum was deeply interested. Harry told him that there was nothing between him and Hermione and thatshe was just a friend. He also told Krum not to believe anything Rita Skeeter, who had recently writtenin Witch Weekly that there was a Harry-Hermione-Krum love triangle, wrote about him. That moment,Barty Crouch Sr. appeared in the forest disoriented and asking for Dumbledore. He disappeared again,when Harry went to fetch Dumbledore.
Harry in the graveyard at Little Hangleton, minutesbefore he is ambushed by Peter Pettigrew and witnesses the rebirth of Lord Voldemort. Added by Rangerkid51To prepare for the final task, Harry, Ron, and Hermione used vacant classrooms to practise spells andjinxes. In Divinationclass between two of these study periods, Harry dozed off dreaming aboutVoldemort and left the classroom in a disturbing fashion. Rita Skeeter had witnessed this event, and shewrote on the day of the final task, that Harry was disturbed and dangerous. This did nothing to boostHarrys morale, but when he spent the day with Bill and Molly Weasley, they cheered him up whenthey also came to watch the final task as his substitute family. During this final event, Hogwartschampions Cedric Diggory and Harry both showed supreme sportsmanship and cooperation despitethe tension brought on by the maze and agreed to touch theTriwizard Cup simultaneously, planning totie for first place. They were unaware it was actually a Portkey and were transported to the graveyardin Little Hangleton, the Riddle familys final resting place, where Lord Voldemort was waiting. OnVoldemorts order, his servant Peter Pettigrew(aka Wormtail) murdered Cedric with the KillingCurse. Harry Potter returns Cedric Diggorys body to Hogwarts. Added by Cavalier One "Hes back....Voldemorts back." —Harry to Dumbledore after returning from the graveyard in Little Hangleton. [src]Harry was bound to Tom Riddle Sr.s tombstone and forced to witness a ritual in which Pettigrew usedsome of Harrys blood to restore Voldemorts body. At which time, the Death Eaters weresummoned to the cemetery. After Voldemort regained a full-size human form and explain his downfall anddisappearance to his followers, he engaged Harry in a duel. Voldemort then tortured Harry with CruciatusCurse and then tried to kill him with the Killing Curse. The nature of their wands mystical connectioncaused their magical streams to interlock, which created an effect called Priori Incantatem. After abattle of wills with Voldemort, Harry was momentarily shielded by the echoes of Lord Voldemorts
previous victims including Harrys parents and Cedric who asked Harry to return his body to his parents,which allowed him time to grab Cedrics body and the Portkey and escape back to Hogwarts.It was uncovered that Barty Crouch Jr, who had willingly taken the Dark Mark as a young man, wasthroughout the school year disguised as Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher Alastor Moody. In aterrible turn of fate, Crouchs soul was destroyed by the Dementors Kiss from the Dementor thataccompanied Cornelius Fudge. As a result, he could not give testimony, and the Ministry ofMagic began to dispute Harry and Dumbledores insistence that Voldemort had returned insisting thatDumbledore was trying to stir up trouble and that Harry was insane.Fifth year Edit Harry Potter before theWizengamot. Added by Oread Molly Weasley: "All right, thats enough! Hes just a boy! You might as well induct him into the Order!" Harry Potter: "Good, then I want to join! If Voldemorts building up an army then I want to fight!" — Harry in 12 Grimmauld Place[src] Potter Escapes Punishment. Added by Seth CooperWitnessing Cedric Diggorys murder was very difficult for Harry, and it was not helpful that he was forcedback to 4 Privet Drive on school holidays. To make things worse than they were already, in earlyAugust, Dolores Umbridge, then Senior Under-Secretary to the Minister for Magic, sent Dementors toattack Harry in the Muggle town of Little Whinging, in an attempt to neutralise him. He was forced toperform a Patronus charm to save Dudley and himself. Subsequently, Harry was formally accused ofperforming under-age magic in the presence of a Muggle and was expelled, but thanks to Albus
Dumbledores intervention, it was changed to a Harry in theGryffindor common room. Added by Rangerkid51Disciplinary hearing in front of the entire Wizengamot at the Ministry of Magic. In a further attemptto discredit Harry, the Ministry changed the time and location of the hearing at the last minute, but Harrywas able to make just minutes late. He was threatened with expulsion from Hogwarts, but wasexonerated with help from Dumbledore, who had witnesses and legal loopholes to help him. In retaliationagainst Dumbledore, Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge appointed Umbridge as the newHogwarts Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher so she could spy on the school. She was laterappointed Hogwarts High Inquisitor, empowered to arbitrarily change and impose school ruleswhenever she chose. More over, every time Harry spoke out of turn, or even mentioned Voldemort,Umbridge threw him into detention, forcing him to write with her quill, that scribed a message "I must nottell lies" onto the back of his hand. However, she presumed the message failed to sink in, as Harryspread the word through The Quibbler about the previous years events, thus banning him from anymore Hogsmeade visits. Albus Dumbledore leading Harryaway from the reporters after the end of theBattle of the Department of Mysteries. Added by Firefox1095He was surprised when Ron and Hermione were chosen to beprefects, not him, as Fred alwaysexpected Harry to be one. It was later revealed that Ron was chosen instead of Harry, becauseDumbledore thought that Harry had "enough responsibility to be going on with." Harrys jealousythreatened to affect his friendship with Ron, but he felt better when he discovered that his Dad was alsonot chosen as a prefect at school. This suggests that Harrys desire in becoming Prefect was to emulatehis father who wasHead Boy in his day with his mother as Head Girl respectively, not to inflate asense of his own importance.
Harry instructs Ron and Cho Chang duringaD.A. meeting. Added by Rangerkid51Because Fudge stubbornly believed that Dumbledore was training an army to overthrow him, Umbridgehad the Defence Against the Dark Arts class reduced to reading textbooks. Urged by Hermione, Harrysecretly trained students in practical defensive magic. In an attempt to make light of the Ministrys fears,the group called themselves Dumbledores Army, or the D.A. Feeling highly anxious and frustratedmost of the time, Harry found that the D.A. was now his chief source of happiness, and the thing to whichhe looked forward throughout his school day. This happiness was felt by most members, as all of them, Cho Chang became a member,particularly Neville Longbottom, gained a lot under Harrys tutelage.and before the Christmas holidays, she and Harry kissed under the mistletoe in the Room ofRequirement. Harry kisses Cho. Added by Rangerkid51 Cedric Diggorys death, hadThis moment was confusing to Harry, as Cho, clearly still suffering frombeen crying. Cho also had misplaced jealousy towards Hermione and defended her friend MariettaEdgecombe when the girl betrayed the D.A. to Umbridge, which caused things between her and Harryto just "fall apart."However, Harry took on some much more pressing worries later that night. Lord Voldemort, wanting a"secret weapon" against Harry Potter, had heard of a prophecy hidden in the Ministrys Departmentof Mysteries concerning both of them. He had been obsessing over the door to the Hall of Prophecy forthe past few months, and had been inadvertently allowing Harry to read his thoughtsthrough Legilimency. The link had been growing stronger for quite awhile. As a result, after fallingasleep on the night of his kiss with Cho, Harry witnessed Nagini attack Arthur Weasley in a dream,and felt almost as if he was the snake. Realising what could happen if the link grew more powerful,Dumbledore commissioned Snape to train Harry in Occlumency in an effort to prevent further
problems. Unfortunately, Harry did not enjoy having his mind peered into and did not focus on usingOcclumency, having indeed been extremely curious about the door. During a lesson in Occlumency,Snape stepped out of the room, and Harrys curiosity got he best of him. He looked intothe pensieve which contained Snapes memories, and, to his dismay, found images of his father bullyingSnape. Snape himself discovered Harrys spying and refused to give him any more Occlumency lessons.As the second term progressed, Harrys relationship with Cho became more strained. While the two didlike each other, Cho was mistakenly jealous of Hermione due to her closeness with Harry, and Harry stillfelt awkward about Chos feelings over Cedric. When Chos friend, Marietta Edgecombe, betrayed theD.A. to Umbridge, the members were all punished and forced to end their meetings. Harry was furiouswith Marietta, but Cho insisted on defending her friend. This was the final straw; at this point, Chos andHarrys relationship "fell apart", and the two no longer saw each other romantically.During the final Quidditch match of the year, in which Harry did not play (Umbridge had banned him forlife),Hagrid, who had returned to the school months into the term and very badly beaten, decided toshow Harry and Hermione why he was so badly injured. Hagrid had dragged a giant back with him fromhis mission over the summer. It transpired that Grawp was Hagrids brother and that Hagrid had beenattempting to civilise the giant, but with few results. He made Harry and Hermione promise that theywould look after Grawp should Hagrid be forced to leave the school. Hagrid was attacked and left theschool during OWL examinations, and Harry never had to go down to Grawp in the forest.Eventually, late in the O.W.L. examinations, Harry dozed off and received a visionof Voldemort torturing Sirius and ordering him to get the prophecy. Harry was full of mind to go to theMinistry immediately, but Hermione advised him to check Grimmauld Place first to see if Sirius was stillthere. Harry used the Floo Network in Umbridges office to peer into Grimmauld Place, where Kreacherstated that Sirius was gone. Unfortunately, Umbridge caught him and his friends in the act. She attemptedto extract information via Veritaserum, which Snape claimed to have used up, before resorting to theCruciatus curse, revealing that it was she who set the Dementors loose on him. Hermione managed tosave him by luring Umbridge into the Forbidden Forest, where she was dragged off bycentaurs forinsulting them. Harry and Hermione escaped when Grawp stumbled into thecentaur camp looking forHagrid. The trio, along with D.A. members Ginny Weasley, Neville Longbottom, and LunaLovegood, who had assisted in Harrys attempt to contact Grimmauld Place, used Thestrals to fly toLondon.
Harry in the Department of Mysteries. Added by Daindom "...havent you ever wondered why the Dark Lord tried to kill you as a baby?" —LuciusMalfoy to Harry in the Hall of Prophecy just prior to the Battle of the Department of Mysteries[src] Harry and Sirius during the Battle of the Department ofMysteries. Added by ProfiteorAfter reaching the Department of Mysteries, Harry led them through various rooms in search ofSirius, without finding him. The group became doubtful until they came across a room filled with crystalballs, later to be known as prophecies. One of the prophecies had Harrys name on it, and he picked it up,much to the displeasure of Hermione. Upon picking up the prophecy Death Eaters appeared, revealingthat it was all a ruse to bring him there. Chaos ensued, and all but Harry and Neville were incapacitated inthe fighting. Then reinforcements from the Order of the Phoenix, alerted by Snape, arrived to helpaid in the battle. In the ensuing fighting, Sirius Black was killed by a curse from his cousin, BellatrixLestrange, and fell through a mysterious stone arch. Harry, enraged, pursued Bellatrix, usingthe Cruciatus Curse, but he was unable to kill her. Harry is possessedby Voldemort. Added by Cavalier One
Voldemort appeared, enraged by the failures of his Death Eaters. For the second time, he attempted tofatally curse Harry, who was too transfixed to even defend himself, but Dumbledores sudden arrivalsaved him. Voldemort then possessed Harry, hoping that Dumbledore would sacrifice Harry in order to killVoldemort. However, Voldemort was forced to leave Harrys body when Harry grieved for Sirius, whichVoldemort failed to understand. Voldemort then grabbed Bellatrix and Disapparated, but theMinister and Ministry employees saw him first.Back at Hogwarts, Dumbledore explained to Harry the real reason why Voldemort tried to kill him as aninfant. A prophecy stated that he was destined to defeat the Dark Lord, for he had powers Voldemort didnot: the ability tolove, something that the Department of Mysteries was trying to research in a lockedroom.As a result of the battle, the Ministry of Magic realised that Lord Voldemort had returned, and Harryand Dumbledore were vindicated. Serious steps were taken following this change in policy such as thesacking ofDolores Umbridge. However, this was not a sea change as the Ministry still had a mistrustof Dumbledore.Sixth year Edit Dumbledore: "You are of course, wondering why I brought you here tonight?" Harry: "Actually sir, after all these years I sort of just go with it." — Dumbledore and Harry speak briefly of their tasks[src] Dumbledore and Harry searching for Horace Slughorn. Added by Rangerkid51In the wake of the Battleof the Department of Mysteries, in June, Harry was sent home to 4Privet Drive for the summer holidays. There, he obsessed over his godfathers death, hardly leavinghis room and refusing meals. As the battle had taken place in the famed "Hall of Prophecy," many inthe wizarding community including the Daily Prophet began to speculate about the relationshipbetween Harry and that place, leading to, accidentally correct, reports calling Harry "the Chosen One."Early in his summer, Dumbledore requested that Harry join him in some unknown adventure and arrivedto pick Harry up on a Friday, late in the evening. However, they could not depart immediately, becausethere was a piece of business to attend to, Siriuss will. Much to his chagrin, Harry inherited his godfatherSirius Blacks estate, including Grimmauld Place and the Blacks melancholic and half-crazed houseelf, Kreacher. They soon were off, and Dumbledore apparated Harry to the village of BudleighBabberton, where Harry was introduced to Horace Slughorn. In their time together, Harry andSlughorn discussed some of the professors old students and the improved security at Hogwarts. WhenHarry and Dumbledore made to leave, Slughorn agreed to return to the school if he got a raise and a
larger office. Following their visit, Dumbledore dropped Harry off at the Burrow, where Harry spent therest of the summer, but not before informing Harry that he was to be given special lessons byDumbledore himself. Before the end of the summer, Harry received a surprise when he wasmade Captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch team. Harrywith Professor Slughorn. Added by KHHaving learned of Professor Slughorns propensity for hand-picking favourites, Harry experienced this firsthand when he was invited to join the Slug Club during the ride to Hogwarts aboard the HogwartsExpress, he did not enjoy the experience and made to leave as soon as possible. Instead of returning tohis seat, Harry made to eavesdrop upon Draco Malfoy, who in a meeting weeks earlier led Harry tobelieve that he had taken the Dark Mark. What he heard did nothing to dispel his suspicions. Arrivinglate to the Welcoming Feast, due to an encounter with Malfoy, Harry learned that SeverusSnape had been promoted to Defence Against the Dark Arts professor. While this disappointedHarry, his career as an Auror reopened, as Professor Slughorn would accept his "Exceeds Expectations"score in Potions. As Harry had not bothered to buy a text book, Slughorn allowed Harry to borrow an oldone from the supply cabinet. When Harry examined it, he found that it once belonged to a studentidentified only as "The Half-Blood Prince." The book contained copious handwritten notes that helpedHarry excel in Potions for once. In fact, his skills won him a prize from Slughorn — a small phial of FelixFelicis. Dumbledore pouring amemory into the Pensieve. Added by M. E. G.Within the first week of school, Dumbledore made good on his promise of private lessons. He informedHarry that they would be viewing memories ofTom Riddle and Lord Voldemort in order to learn hissecrets and weaknesses. Dumbledore promised Harry that this information would help him survive andwould prove crucial to the eventual defeat of Lord Voldemort. In their first lesson, the pair delved into the
origin of the boy Tom Riddle in the Gaunt familyaround Little Hangleton. The Saturday followingHarrys first lesson, he assumed his Captains duties holding open try-outs. After an arduous morning,Harry found his three Chasers, including Ginny Weasley, two Beaters, andRon had survived asKeeper, with Hermiones help. Throughout the fall, Harry used Quidditch to dodge ProfessorSlughorns Slug Club events, doing this because he disliked the idea and because it was kinder thanleaving Ron alone as Hermione had been invited as well.Harrys lessons were quite sporadic that fall, and he did not have another one until after tragedy befellsomeone at Hogwarts. In October, during a Hogsmeade visit, Katie Bell was nearly killed after beingbewitched to carry a curse necklace to Dumbledore. The following Monday, Harry shared his suspicionsof Malfoy with Dumbledore during their lesson, only to be rebuffed. That evening, Dumbledore focusedon Tom Riddle just as he was on the cusp of his Hogwarts years, and Harry discovered a troubled orphanwho consciously used his magic to bully and intimidate the other children. Not long after that meeting,Quidditch season was upon them. In preparation for their first game, Harry replaced the injured Katie Bellwith Dean Thomas. The change produced some results, both expected, the team excelled on the pitch,and unexpected, as Harry found himself in a jealous rage after seeing Dean kissing Ginny after practice.The teams only problem was Ron who was suffering from confidence issues. In an attempt to boost Ronsconfidence, Harry blatantly acted as if he spiked Rons pumpkin juice with Felix Felicis. Ron took thebait and played a flawless match; however, Hermione took the bait as well and acted unkindly toward Ronand Harry. While she made up with Harry when he told her of the ruse, Rons sudden relationshipwithLavender Brown led to continued strife. "Oh, come on, Harry. Its not Quidditch thats popular, its you! Youve never been more interesting, and frankly, youve never been more fanciable." —Hermione on Harrys new attention from the girls.[src]While Harry attempted to reconcile his best friends, the Christmas holidays were fast approaching andwith them the Slug Club Christmas party out of which Harry could not wrangle. Since the "ChosenOne" rumours had been printed Harry had received an unnatural amount of attention from the youngladies at Hogwarts, specifically a fourth year name Romilda Vane. As Harry could not ask Ginny tothe party, he was left to ask Luna Lovegood to attend with him as a friend. This hugely disappointedthe gaggles of giggling girls who awaited Harry below every doorway with mistletoe. At the party, Harrywas surprised to learn that Hermione attended with Cormac McLaggen, a largeGryffindor seventh-year whom Ron despised and told her that it served her right when he was less than gentlemanly. Later,after Malfoy was apprehended "gate-crashing" the party, he learned that Malfoy was indeed up tosomething and that Professor Snape had made the Unbreakable Vow to protect him.
Harry overhears a strange conversation between Draco Malfoy andSnape. Added by Rangerkid51 Harry: "He accused me of being Dumbledores man through and through." Dumbledore: "How very rude of him." Harry: "I told him I was." — Harry and Dumbledore discussing Rufus Scrimgeour [src]Harrys Christmas was less than enjoyable, as he was cornered by the newMinister for Magic, RufusScrimgeour. Scrimgeour had been hoping to speak with Harry for months and used PercyWeasley as his in, interrupting theWeasley family Christmas. He tried pitching Harry on becomingthe Ministrys mascot, an idea that Harry was not prepared to accept. Upon returning to Hogwarts,Harrys sporadic lessons with Dumbledore continued. Early in January, Harry delved into a memory thatall but proved that Riddle killed his paternal family after his fifth year at Hogwarts. Then Dumbledoreshowed Harry a most curious memory, a memory that Professor Slughorn had apparently tamperedwith, and he gave Harry his first homework assignment: to get the real memory from Slughorn. Afterimpressing Slughorn using a bezoar in class, Harry tried the direct approach only to be instantly shotdown.By 1 March, Harry had still not acquired Slughorns true memory and had begun to grow more obsessedwithDraco Malfoy. That morning he awoke to find Ron under the influence of a very powerful LovePotion, and he took him to Slughorn, only for Ron to end up poisoned. This was enough for Hermione toovercome her animosity toward Ron, and the three became friends again. Ron survived, but was not fitfor the upcoming Quidditch match, so he was replaced by McLaggen. This turned out to be a bad choiceas McLaggen accidentally knocked Harry unconscious mid-match. Upon recovery, Harry had yet anotherlesson with the Headmaster. In it, he was a upbraided by Dumbledore for not completing his assignment,witnessed the young Tom Riddle kill a woman for the famous artefacts she owned, and cursethe Defence Against the Dark Arts post at Hogwarts. However, Harry still could not figure out howto obtain the memory and focused on Malfoy. His interest was bordering on obsession, when Ron cameup with the solution to Harrys dilemma with Slughorn, Felix Felicis. In the evening, Harry took thepotion and not only obtained the memory, but solved many of his and his friends problems, includingbreaking up Ginny and Dean and Ron and Lavender. Dumbledore: "Good gracious, Harry, to what do I owe this very late pleasure?" Harry: "Sir — Ive got it. Ive got the memory from Slughorn." — Dumbledore and Harry after getting the memory[src]
Even though it was after midnight, Harry immediately went to Dumbledore with the new memory. Itconfirmed Dumbledores theory that Lord Voldemort had created multiple Horcruxes to ensure hisimmortality. Together, they theorised that the Dark Lord had created horcruxes out of special objects suchas Tom Riddles Diary and Salazar Slytherins Locket. Before Harry left, Dumbledore promised tolet Harry join him if he found another Horcrux. With the memory found, Harry had only Quidditch andMalfoy on his mind. In the week prior to the final Quidditch match, Harry discovered Malfoy crying in therestroom, and a Duel ensued. With Malfoy on the verge of using anUnforgivableCurse, Harrycast Sectumsempra, a curse with unknown effects that he found in the Half-Blood Princes book,nearly killing Malfoy and earning Harry indefinite Saturday detention. Unable to play, Harry waited withanticipation as he sat through his first detention. When he arrived back at Gryffindor Tower he washappy to discover that they had won the Quidditch Cup, and spontaneously kissed Ginny, aboutwhom he had been think often, when she embraced him in the post match elation beginning theirrelationship. Harry attempts to hold back the Inferi. Added by Lunalovegood30In June, Dumbledore led Harry out of the castle in search of a Horcrux. From Hogsmeade,they apparated to a sea-side cave, where Tom Riddle had traumatised two young children from hisorphanage in his youth. The cave was difficult to enter with a toll paid in blood, and to get to the island inthe centre of the cave there was only a small boat, only made to fit one. Once on the island, Dumbledorefound a basin that he could not remove the Horcrux from without drinking its contents. Dumbledoreextracted a promise from Harry that he would force him to drink, no matter how much he tried to persuadehim not to. With this promise, Dumbledore drank, and Harry watched as he was driven out of his mind,but he upheld his promise. When the basin was empty, Dumbledore asked for water which Harry wasforced to get from the lake, triggering the Inferi that were waiting there. Panicking, Harry was draggedbelow, but he was saved by an incredibly weakened Dumbledore.They landed atop the Astronomy Tower to discover that Hogwarts had been invaded by DeathEaters, but Harrys friends Ron, Hermione, Luna, Neville, and Ginny, who had been ordered to watchthe school lest Malfoy accomplish his nefarious goal, battled alongside members of the Order of thePhoenix on the floor below Harry and Dumbledore, with some help from the remainder of Harrys vialof Felix Felicis. Dumbledore had stopped Harry from fighting and froze him against a wall, hiddenunderneath his invisibility cloak, so all he could do was watch. Harry witnessed the death of AlbusDumbledore at the hands of Severus Snape, and Dumbledores body then plummeted from the tallesttower at Hogwarts. With Dumbledore dead, Harry was free of the spell that petrified him. He immediately
set off after Snape, petrifying a Death Eater and seeking revenge. As the Death Eaters made their wayout of Hogwarts Castle and on to the grounds, trying to reach the border where they would be able toApparate again, Harry pursued and faced off against Snape. Harry tried many times to defeat Snape,even attempting weakly the Cruciatus Curse and Snapes own hand crafted spells, all with no effect. Inthe process, Snape identified himself to Harry as the Half-Blood Prince and escaped Hogwartswith Draco Malfoy and the other Death Eaters. Harry returned to the castle to find Dumbledorescrippled and lifeless body where he was comforted by Ginny. Harry and Ginny in 1996. Added by Patr0nus Harry: "Its been like... like something out of someone elses life, these last few weeks with you. But I cant... we cant... Ive got things to do now... Think how much danger youll be in if we keep this up..." Ginny: "What if I dont care?" Harry: "I care. How do you think Id feel if this was your funeral... and it was my fault?" Ginny: "I never really gave up on you. Not really. I always hoped... But youve been too busy saving the wizarding world. Well... I cant say Im surprised. I knew this would happen in the end. I knew you wouldnt be happy unless you were hunting Voldemort. Maybe thats why I like you so much." — Harry and Ginny break up[src] Harry in the Headmasters office the morning after Dumbledore died. Added by Rangerkid51Harry took the locket from Dumbledores robes and was beside himself when he learned it was just aplain bit of jewellery, a decoy; there was a note inside the locket that revealed the real Horcrux was takenby someone called R.A.B.. It appeared to him that Dumbledore had died in vain and that they hadachieved nothing that night. Following the death of Albus Dumbledore, his funeral was carried out. Harrywas disgusted to see that Dolores Umbridge andRita Skeeter had the nerve to attend his funeral,but he did not want to make a scene at Dumbledores funeral and bit his tongue.
Knowing that he would have to hunt down Voldemorts Horcruxes and fearing for her safety, Harrytook Ginny aside, and broke off their romance. Ginny told him that she did not care about the danger ofbeing his girlfriend, but Harry still thought it was best if the two stopped seeing each other. He then spoketo Ron and Hermione, who committed to forgoing their final year at Hogwarts in order to accompany him,despite his protests.Hunting the Horcruxes Edit Petunia Dursley saying good-bye to Harry Potter in1997. Added by Strady26 Hermione: "You said to us once before that there was time to turn back if we wanted to. Weve had time, havent we?" Ron: "Were with you, whatever happens mate." — Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley vowing to help Harry in the Horcrux hunt[src]Harry, Hermione, and Ron all remained committed to their goal to locate anddestroy Voldemorts Horcruxes. To protect their families, Hermione altered her parentsmemories so they forgot they had a daughter, and with some help from Fred, George, and their father,Ron transfigured the family ghoul to resemble himself with spattergroit.Battle over Little Whinging Edit The Seven Potters. Added by Lily Hill Hermione: "I told them youd take it like this." Harry: "If you think Im going to let six people risk their lives —!" Ron: "— because its the first time for all of us." — Hermione and Ron to Harry before the Battle over Little Whinging[src] Harry Potters wand retaliated automaticallyagainst Voldemort during theBattle of the Seven Potters. Added by Firefox1095
Harry watches the Dursleys leave. Added by Tim LemmensHarry stayed at 4Privet Drive for a time, but the Order of the Phoenix needed to evacuate himto the Burrow before he turned seventeen. They sent theDursleys into hiding first; Harry wassurprised by Dudleys gratitude and goodbye. Six out of thirteen of Harrys escorts took PolyjuicePotion to take on Harrys appearance in order to be diversions if they were attacked, despite Harrysprotests. Harry also secretly thought that he wished they would respect his body more. Upon leaving, thegroup was attacked by over thirty Death Eaters. Harry rode with Hagrid on his godfather Sirius oldmotorbike, and they were attacked by multiple Death Eaters and Lord Voldemorthimself. Harrysowl Hedwig was hit by a stray Killing Curse an unnamed Death Eater sent his way. When Voldemortcaught up with them, Harry thought this was the end, but his wand acted on its own to strike out at theman who was both kin and mortal enemy, destroying Voldemorts borrowed wand. The chaos endedwhen Harry and Hagrid passed the protective enchantments placed over the house of NymphadoraTonks parents; Harry had broken several bones and was bleeding heavily. Harry and Hagrid on Sirius Blacks motorcycle. Added by You-Know-WhoTaken inside by the Tonkses, Harrys bones were mended and his wounds were healed, although he wasstill completely grief-stricken over the death of his beloved owl. After finding Hagrid safe and sound, thepair took a Portkey to the Burrow, where he found a worried Mollyand Ginny Weasley. Harry embraces Hermioneand Ron after Battle over LittleWhinging. Added by You-Know-WhoHarry was relieved to see that Hermione and Ron were fine, but was shocked when RemusLupin arrived with George Weasley, who had lost an ear. Everyone else arrived safely but Alastor
Moody, who had been killed, and Mundungus Fletcher, who had Disapparated as soon as thefight started. Many amongst those gathered at the Burrow believed that they had been betrayed, butHarry refused to believe any of those he loved would sell him to Voldemort, much to the chagrinof Remus Lupin. Harry then stormed outside, where he was struck by a vision of Voldemort torturingOllivander.Time at the Burrow Edit Scrimgeour: "Remembered youre not at school, have you? Remembered that I am not Dumbledore, who forgave your insolence and insubordination? You may wear that scar like a crown, Potter, but it is not up to a seventeen-year-old boy to tell me how to do my job! Its time you learned some respect!" Harry: "Its time you earned it." — Harry and Rufus Scrimgeour at the reading of Albus Dumbledores will[src] Rufus gives the testament of Albus Dumbledore to Harry. Added by Lee7003 Harry, Ron, and Hermione just after their escape from theambush at the Burrow. Added by Franz1286Once settled in at the Burrow, Harry, Ron and Hermione helped prepare the wedding ceremony of BillWeasley and Fleur Delacour. The day before the wedding, the group celebratedHarrysseventeenth birthday. Harry received a watch from Mr.and Mrs. Weasley, a traditional coming-of-agegift, and Ginny gave him a kiss to remember her by in case he "meet[s] some veela" during the Horcruxhunt.
Harry and Ginny about to kiss on Harrys 17th birthday. Added by Number 1 Tonks FanAt the party that night, Minister for Magic Rufus Scrimgeourarrived to release the contentsof AlbusDumbledores will. Harry was left the first Snitch he had ever caught in a Quidditch matchand Godric Gryffindors Sword; Scrimgeour withheld this second gift, claiming that it was a historicalmagical item and was not exclusively Harrys property. Noting that Harry, Ron, and Hermione were theonly students mentioned by name in the will, he asked the trio why this was; the three were unable to givehim an answer.On 1 August, Harry attended Bill and Fleurs wedding disguised as a distant Weasley cousin, BarnyWeasley. They used polyjuice potion and the hairs of a Red-haired Muggle boy from the village todisguise him. The reception was interrupted when the Patronus of Kingsley Shacklebolt arrived andannounced theFall of the Ministry of Magic and the death of Rufus Scrimgeour. Chaos erupted andguests started to flee, while Harry and Hermione drew their wands and grabbed Ron beforeDisapparating to Tottenham Court Road. Harry, Ron and Hermione after changing their sets of clothesafter their escape. Added by SmonoccoThere, Hermione revealed that she had planned ahead, packing supplies in her bag, which hadan Undetectable Extension Charmon it. Ron changed, and Harry put on his Invisibility cloak, andthe three then entered a nearby café to hang low for a while. Whilst at the café, Ron and Hermionediscussed the events of the wedding and Voldemorts coup. They unwittingly broke the Taboocurse that had been placed on Voldemorts name when the Death Eaters overthrew the Ministry ofMagic, alerting Death Eaters Antonin Dolohov and Thorfinn Rowle to their location. After a
brief skirmish, the trio defeated the Death Eaters, whose memories Hermione wiped at Harryssuggestion. Harry, Ron, and Hermione then found refuge at 12 Grimmauld Place.Infiltrating the Ministry and obtaining the locket Edit Harry searching Grimmauld Placeshortly after his escapefrom the Burrow. Added by Steffy13 "Youre going to leave here with us. Go home, grab your children, and get out, get out of the country if youve got to. Disguise yourselves and run. Youve seen how it is, you wont get anything like a fair hearing here." —Harry while freeing Muggle-borns from the Muggle-Born Registration Commission[src]Having found no leads regarding the Horcruxes over the summer, Harry discovered R.A.B. during thetrios first morning at 12 Grimmauld Place. Once Hermione remembered that SalazarSlytherins Locket had been in the house during its occupation by the Order of the Phoenix, Harrysummoned Kreacher, and they learned that it had been stolen by Mundungus Fletcher. When thetrio questioned him about it, he revealed that it was now in the possession of Dolores Umbridge. Onthe same day, Remus Lupin had been to visit. He asked Harry if he could join them, but once Harryfound out that Tonks was pregnant, he refused. This caused a temporary rift between the two of them. Harry comforting Hermione by dancing with her after Ronsdeparture. Added by Firefox1095 Harry disguised as Albert Runcorn. Added by Tim Lemmens
For the following month, the trio would take turns under the Invisibility Cloak to watch the Ministryentrance. Formulating their plans, they managed to infiltrate the Ministry. Using PolyjuicePotion Harry transformed into Albert Runcorn. He searched Umbridges office but did not find thelocket. He did, however, take Moodys eye from her door. Finding Umbridge trying Muggle-bornsfor"stealing" magic, Hermione managed to trick Umbridge into revealing the locket, and she lied about howshe obtained it.Furious, Harry stunned both her and Yaxley. He and Hermione freed the Muggle-borns who werebeing held by the Muggle-Born Registration Commission, and Hermione conjured a copy of thelocket while they took the real thing. They met up with Ron again and escaped, though Yaxley grabbedHermione’s arm while they were Disapparating. She evaded him with aRevulsion Jinx, but the locationof 12 Grimmauld Place was revealed to him, and they were forced to abandon it as a hide-out. Butinstead Hermione took them to the Forest of Dean, the location of the Quidditch World Cup. An "Undesirable No.1" Poster. Added by Alsa7irRons departure and Godrics Hollow Edit Harry: "I thought you knew what you’d signed up for." Ron: "Yeah, I thought I did too." Harry: "So what part of it isnt living up to your expectations? Did you think we’d be staying in five-star hotels? Finding a Horcrux every other day? Did you think you’d be back to Mummy by Christmas?" Ron: "We thought you knew what you were doing! We thought Dumbledore had told you what to do, we thought you had a real plan!" — Harry and Ron before the latters departure[src]
Harry during the Horcrux hunt after Ronsdeparture. Added by Firefox1095After securing the locket, the three friends took turns wearing it, to ensure it was not lost. The locket had anegative influence on all of them, straining relations and causing them to all act moodily and inclined toget into petty arguments.They overheard a goblin saying that the sword protected by Snape is a fake.After learning that the Sword of Gryffindor in Snapes office was a copy of the real sword, and that theywould have to trace the location of the real sword, the lockets negative energy pushed Ron over theedge. He and Harry got into a horrible row, in which Ron accused Harry of not knowing what he wasdoing and not being very concerned when they learned that Ginny had been punished for attempting tosteal Gryffindor’s Sword for them, along with Neville Longbottom and Luna Lovegood. Ron thenabandoned his friends accusing Hermione of preferring Harry than himself. Harry and Hermione outside the tent. Added by Smonocco "Hermione, I don’t know what we’d do without you." —Harry to Hermione[src] Harry following the Silver Doe at the Forest of Dean. Added by ProfiteorRon’s departure left both Harry and Hermione depressed. After some listless time in which theyaccomplished nothing, they decided to head to Godrics Hollow, as Harry wanted to visit his parents’graves, and Hermione had convinced herself that Dumbledore might have entrusted the Sword ofGryffindor toBathilda Bagshot, a magical historian who lived there and who had been friendly with thePotters and the Dumbledores.